Cobar Roosterettes make a return to the winning circle

Roosterettes’ captain/coach Kayla Hasson scored one of the team’s five tries in their 26-4 win over Binnaway at Tom Knight Memorial Oval on Saturday.

The return of Roosterettes’ captain/coach Kayla Hasson to the field after injury bolstered the Cobar side for their Round 7 Castlereagh League Tag game against Binnaway on Saturday.

Hasson’s on-field presence, along with the experience and team talk by veteran Zoë Egan (who was also back from injury) steered the Cobar side to a confident 26-4 win.

Roosterettes’ playmaker Brianna Watson worried the Binnaway defenders from the outset.

Watson opened the scoring early for Cobar with a try under the posts and her successful conversion gave Cobar an early 6-0 lead.

Both sides were strong in defence and the match was nearly 20 minutes in before the next points were scored, by Binnaway, which closed the margin to 4-6.

Just before halftime, Hasson knocked down a clearing kick by Binnaway, regathered and raced 40 metres to score the Roosterettes’ second try next to the posts.

Egan’s successful conversion extended Cobar’s lead to 12-4.

After the re-start, Binnaway dominated possession for the first 10 minutes but the Cobar side defended their continuous attacking raids.

After taking a quick tap from a penalty, Watson crossed for her second try of the game and Egan also took advantage of another penalty close to the try line when she dived over to score.

The team’s Players’ Player, Jezebel Hitchins, playing at hooker had a big game directing play and an even bigger game in defence.

Along with Phoebe Pursehouse, Molly Carter, Bridgette Negfeldt, Georgia Boland and Hannah Carroll, their efforts limited the Bombshells to just the one try for the match.

Cobar’s fullback Sarah Morley ran through to score the final try in the last 10 seconds of the game and, with Watson’s successful goal, Cobar claimed a confident 26-4 win.